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21 deviants said Cap Stone. We still love you Liam!
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7 deviants said Milk for the Ugly. Too awesome! And scary. Plus - goat. Goats are cool. And a bit creepy.
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7 deviants said Other. As always, your choices stink Sharpy. Where's Star Trek? Hellboy? Come on!!!!
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5 deviants said Sherlock Holmes. It's Sherlock Holmes for heaven's sake! And it's Bill Sienkiewicz!!! Come on!!!
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4 deviants said MLP - because cute ponies. That move!!!
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4 deviants said MONO. It's a monkey. And it's a man. It's a monkey-man!
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3 deviants said Treatment. Damn, that's some hardcore shizzle! And - Dave Gibbons! Duh!
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3 deviants said Briar Rose. And Rapunzel. That stuff rocks - in a girl but cool way. I'm not affraid to say it!
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1 deviant said War in Heaven. Oh man - that stuff is so incredibly EPIC!!!! And scary!!!! Amazing bro.
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No deviants said Ugh! Who doesn't love a good light-hearted caveman gag-fest?

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Liam Sharp
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
Liam Sharp is the co-founder and CCO of Madefire, as well as an artist, writer and publisher. www.madefire.com

He made his debut in the late 1980s drawing Judge Dredd for 2000ad. He later moved to Marvel UK, where he drew the best-selling Marvel UK title ever, Death's Head II. Thereafter he began working mainly in the United States on books as diverse as the X-Men, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Venom, Man-Thing (for Marvel Comics), Superman, Batman, and The Possessed (for DC Comics and Wildstorm), Spawn: The Dark Ages (for Todd McFarlane and Image) and Red Sonja for Dynamite comics.
Liam has also worked on more mature themed books for Verotik, drawing Frank Frazetta's The Death Dealer, and a strip originated by Stan Winston called Realm of the Claw.

In 2004 Liam established MamTor™ Publishing with wife Christina. This saw the launch of the critically acclaimed and award-winning anthology Event Horizon, and the prestigious collaboration with Mother (London) Advertising, Four Feet From a Rat, which appeared as a quarterly comic in Time Out magazine. This led to work on three major advertising campaigns for the Coca-Cola Company, art and design work for Strange Beast, Passion Pictures, Knuckleheads, Shots magazine and Red Arrow Entertainment amongst others.

Liam also worked on designs for the movies Lost in Space, Small Soldiers and the animated series Batman Beyond.

More recent work includes co-creating the controversial DC/Vertigo title Testament with best-selling novelist and media commentator Douglas Rushkoff, the comic adaptation of the seminal XBox game Gears of War for Wildstorm, and the graphic novella Aliens: Fast Track to Heaven for Dark Horse.

Liam's critically acclaimed first novel GOD KILLERS: MACHIVARIUS POINT & OTHER TALES was published in 2008 with a second edition in 2009.

For Madefire he is currently working on an epic personal project that he is co-writing with wife Christina McCormack called Captain Stone is Missing... as well as writing MONO, and co-producing art with Bill Sienkiewicz for a series of Sherlock Holmes stories.
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Some people might think I say too much online...

That I reveal what many might characterize as weakness.
I express empathy.
I am ready to embrace change - not just in physical circumstances, but in what I know (or think I know) about everything.
I admit to flaws, worries, and concerns.
I will say when I am hurt.
I will express it when I am frustrated, sad or a little lost.

To me it's about authenticity - and right now I feel we need this more than ever, not just across all media, but in how we interact with each other.

Division is everywhere, and this is what keeps us mindlessly busy - the pointless minutia of day to day life and living.

I will not be changing any time soon.

I will keep on saying it as I see it, with eyes and ears open.
I will keep on trying to understand what it is about guns and faith that so captivates so many people - there are just as many good people who do not need either in their lives, so it is a question worth asking (and it doesn't need an angry answer here, from either side of the debate!)
I will keep on trying to understand racism, or what motivates hatred towards women or LGBT individuals.
I will keep on supporting creators, and encouraging open-minded thinking.
I will continue to love science, and to try to understand all I can about this universe we live in, and the nature of time, and the anthropological roots of humanity.

And I will continue to try and be the very best 'me' I can be.
To be ethical, generous, and above all - kind.

I will try to be all these things, and I will at times fail and try again.

But most of all - this year I will try and do some art just for myself.
I will try and find some time to reconnect with the painter in me - it's been over three years since I painted! I will try to rekindle that.
Time is making it hard to connect with the need, and I am loosing confidence.
I need to make time to be inspired.
I also need to make sure I am armed with paints and canvases so that I can grab those brief moments if, as and when they arise - they are too fleeting, and hard to fit around my commitments.

This is my resolution for 2015, and I've already made a start with my Minotaur and Cernnunos paintings (already in my gallery!)

Big love all! And remember - be authentic! :-)

Minotaur by LiamSharp

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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Enjoy images from the QCC Art Gallery here:

qcc-art.deviantart.com/gallery…

And if you're ever in the NYC area...stop  by...love to have you visit!
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Artist
Great gallery - and what a beautiful place! Thank you! :-)
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the gracious comments.

If you're ever in the NYC area...look us up...love to have you visit :)
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MoonlightLuna Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hello,
I'm looking into art schools with a goal of studying visual development/concept art, and I was wondering if you have any advice on what I should be focusing on in my art and what colleges you would recommend, if any?
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Artist
The three that I know of in the US that are meant to be great are Laguna Beach, Academy of Art San Francisco, and the concept art course in San Jose. Hope that's helpful!
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